Octavia Spencer is Joining the Cast of Divergent Sequel Insurgent

Octavia Spencer is joining the cast of the Divergent franchise.

The Academy Award and Golden Globe winner will be playing Johanna, who is the leader of the Amity faction.

The Amity faction is dedicated to peacefulness, kindness, forgiveness, trust, self-sufficiency, and neutrality.

She joins cast member Shailene Woodley (Tris), Theo James (Four) and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (Jeanine) in Insurgent, the second installment of the series.

Insurgent follows on directly from where Divergent left off. We follow Tris, as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago.

Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of  Erudite.

Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.

Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.

The release date is set for March 20 2015.